A young white settler, Charlotte, and her family come to the Idaho prairie. Homesick, Charlotte clings to the doll her aunt gave her before leaving Kansas. But soon, she makes a true friend, a Native American girl. When Charlotte learns that soldiers are planning to run the Indians off the land, she uses her doll to send a message of warning to her friend. With heartwarming and historic-feeling illustrations of the Old West, this story wraps readers in the emotions and danger of the times.